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Coal Industry Worried About Expanded Liability Following Blankenship Conviction

Coal industry groups from three states are arguing that the conviction of former coal executive Don Blankenship could unfairly expose other industry leaders to criminal conspiracy charges. The Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia Coal Associations shared their concerns in a …

Insurance Covers Some Of Loss Powell Hospital In Wyoming

An insurance payment of $205,000 will help compensate Powell Valley Healthcare for its loss due to the alleged embezzlement of nearly $850,000 by former chief executive officer. Current CEO Bill Patten told the Powell Valley Healthcare board that the organization’s …

Pool Company President Takes Blame for Connecticut Boy’s Drowning

A swimming pool company president charged in a Connecticut boy’s 2007 drowning pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor, for not installing a state-mandated safety device. David Lionetti had been charged with manslaughter, which could have carried a 10-year …